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Bona alum empowers young women

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When Kayte Malik was finishing up her MBA in 2016 at the University of Notre Dame, she came up with the idea of Dresscode. The idea behind Dresscode is that there is beauty in technology and innovation. Malik said she hopes to erase the stigma that computer science and technology are seen as “nerdy” and…

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Objective look: Coming Out Day

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      It’s not like Christmas or Valentine’s Day; there aren’t any chocolates, firmly wrapped presents or cake – at least not for the majority of people. Instead, your present is a simple reminder – wrapped in inviting rainbow wrapping paper to compensate for such a blunt memo; it’s a memo some people revel…

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Second season puts dark twist on drama

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      A calm opening quickly led to chaos in the second season premiere of Riverdale. In the season one finale, viewers are left with Archie’s dad, Fred, who was shot by a masked man with green eyes. Betty, Veronica and Jughead are all safely in their homes while Archie, without a driver’s license,…

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Artists donates sculptures to SBU

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      At 88 years old, Liz Whitney Quisgard continues to dedicate “a lifetime of effort” to creating art. Residing in New York City, she believes moving to NYC is essential to even have a chance at becoming a world-famous artist because it’s the center of western art.       Knowing her career…

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Rainy days bring new fashion trends

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      When it comes to fashion, don’t let a little rain dampen current fashion trends. The rain actually allows people to dress in styles and trends you can’t always wear.       There are so many cute outfits that can be worn on a rainy day whether it is cold or warm…

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Timid Empathy

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Come a bit closer, yes you, stranger. I want to get to know you. Hey now! I’m serious here! Don’t laugh, that’s mean you know. Drop me your name, maybe your story, perhaps your life at home. I want to know you. You matter to me, stranger. We both get the chance to see each…

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Peace Pole unites cultures of Bonas

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By Kaylyn Foody Contributing Writer Outside the McGinley Carney Center, another new staple of Bonaventure inclusivity was introduced: a simple, wooden pole with a few, minimalistic white signs. But, the peace poll resembles more than that. It resembles interfaith unity, something Bonaventure’s campus culture and curriculum avidly supports. Jordan Golden-Arabaty, a sophomore strategic communications major…

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Objective look: less politics, more empathy

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The world’s a scarier place than mom said. My coping mechanism: Surrounding myself with like-minded people. While that sort of isolation might seem ignorant, it gives me some faith in humanity – that we’re all shooting for equality, respect life and love our fellow brothers and sisters. Maybe that’s my inner Franciscan coming out –…

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My Body Stays

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By Jacob Przesiek Never touched a die or playing card in my life but I still lost mine in Vegas. I don’t bet on change because the odds are stacked against me. Washington is a gambling town and the house always wins. See, it’s funny because people died and nothing changes. It’s like a joke…

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Hit snooze: quick last minute outfit tips

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By Jenna Cosentino Staff Writer In college, there comes a time when we stay up late, cram for exams, try to read a whole textbook or just simply opt to binge-watching Netflix. With midterms right around the corner, these nights become more and more frequent. Waking up for 8:30 classes is always a struggle and…

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Students run for social action

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By Brianna McKnight Staff Writer Buffalo’s National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC) held the Dash for Diversity event in Delaware Park on Oct. 1 to fight against bias and bigotry. Lana D. Benatovich, a member of St. Bonaventure’s Board of Trustee’s, is the president of the NFJC. The NFJC realized the need for people in…

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Fourteen seasons later, Grey’s still stuns

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By Kelly Haberstroh Features Assignment Editor In the two-hour season 14 premiere, Grey’s Anatomy managed to answer many fans’ pressing questions while still leaving room for suspense until the following week. As soon as Owen Hunt first appeared on Grey’s in the season five premiere, it was inevitable that the writers tackle the issue of…

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Party playlist: combos for a lit weekend

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By Jenna Cosentino Staff Writer Everyone can take a deep breath because we’ve finally made it to the end of the week. There is nothing like the anticipation of waiting until the final minutes of your last Friday class so you can start your weekend. These days are all about cranking the music with your…

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Objective look: XXXTENTACION

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The first time I heard the rapper XXXTENTACION’s popular track “Look At Me!” was at the hub of student activity: Allegany’s student bar The Other Place. The booming song – stock full of violent sentiments – ran rampant through the bar and, at the time, I didn’t have much of a care. I tapped my…

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Bonnies welcome Francis Week fun

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By Hannah Legacy Contributing Writer From Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, University Ministries will host its annual Francis Week to honor the life of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and creation, with funds from John and Kay Meisch. Francis Week is a time to “celebrate and remember all that is a part of…

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Beat the heat: combining fashion trends

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By Brianna McKnight Staff Writer The past couple of weeks have been surprisingly warm, but do we really mind? We are pushing off 2017’s fall fashion trends and saving them for a later date. Instead of putting on warm cozy colors, we are still strutting around rocking the latest color trends of spring and summer.…

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1940’s film takes on feminist views

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By Faith Topolski Contributing Writer Movies from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s may at first appear to be out of date and completely irrelevant to today’s movies and current events. Upon further inspection, though, it’s clear this isn’t true. The themes, ideas and motivations presented in films from the “Golden Age of Cinema” are still…

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Service trip seeks to provide perspective

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Service trips are different from the usual tourist attraction or vacation because they focus on the ministry of presence. “Instead of doing and fixing, focus on being and be present to other humans who live in these countries,” said Maggie Morris Kibler, former director of Franciscan Center for Social Concern. Kibler and Jeff Sved, current…

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Netflix’s new take on documentaries

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“American Vandal,” a Netflix original series, puts a comedic spin on documentaries by making theirs into a “mockumentary,” following high school senior Dylan Maxwell who is wrongfully accused of spray painting phallic images onto 27 staff cars in the faculty parking lot. The documentary shows why Maxwell was the clear suspect of this obscene prank,…

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Objective look: PC’s just a start

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Political correctness started as social politeness. The technological revolution of the early 2000s brought us accessibility to mass information – all at the convenience of a Google search bar. In turn, traditional identifiers for marginalized populations, or the majority itself, don’t cut it anymore – mainly because any i-Something gives us the knowledge we need…

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